What We Believe About Reality
RDI Chairman Garry Kasparov writes about what we believe about reality when falsehoods are spread from every nook in society for NYT Big Ideas Series.
NEW YORK TIMES
June 2, 2021
Has Biden Lost His Nerve With Putin?
RDI Chairman Garry Kasparov writes about why Biden should be tougher on Putin and how a weak-handed approach only emboldens Putin and normalizes dictatorship.
June 1, 2021
Hollywood just can’t stop groveling to China
RDI Board Member Max Boot writes about Hollywood kowtowing to China and self-censoring out of fear of losing the Chinese market.
America has nothing to gain from meeting with Putin
RDI Chairman Garry Kasparov discusses what Biden’s presidency means for US-Russia relations and why Biden meeting with Putin helps him more than it helps us.
Morning Joe | MSNBC
May 26, 2021
In Russia, it’s not Navalny vs. Putin. It’s democracy vs. authoritarianism
RDI Board Members Garry Kasparov and Alex Vindman call on the free world’s leaders to stand by democracy activists resisting Putin’s régime.
Mar 22, 2021
Alexander Vindman, Miles Taylor, Fmr. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) and Other VIPs Join Forces for a Virtual Democracy Rally on Presidents’ Day
A press release that promoted RDI’s Democracy Rally, which featured activists like Yeonmi Park, Evan Mawarire, Rep. Barbara Comstock, and RDI Board Member Alex Vindman.
Feb 11, 2021
Biden Needs to Defend U.S. From ‘Dictator’ Putin
RDI Chairman Garry Kasparov discusses the future of US-Russia relations under the Biden administration on “Bloomberg Markets.”
Jan 29, 2021
What Happens Next After the Jan. 6 Riot
In the wake of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, RDI Board Chairman Garry Kasparov breaks down what America must do to maintain its democracy.
Jan 12, 2021
Beyond Impeachment, a Push for Ethics Laws That Do Not Depend on Shame
In this NYT piece arguing for stronger ethics laws after the Jan. 6th assault on the Capitol, Executive Director Uriel Epshtein is quoted as saying “we forgot to make a normative case for liberal democracy to Americans, and we’re now reaping the rewards.”
New York Times
Jan 11, 2021
Bring America Together Now
RDI Board President, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Cindy McCain highlight the dangers of hyper-partisanship and the need for a renewal of civic spirit following the divisive 2020 election.
Dec 7, 2020
The Election Is in Danger. Prepare Now.
RDI Board Member Anne Applebaum equips citizens with action items for protecting American democracy ahead of the 2020 presidential election and discusses RDI’s efforts on democracy promotion.
Oct 6, 2020
Inaction Against Putin Is a License to Kill
RDI Board Chairman Garry Kasparov discusses the international response to the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexey Navalny.
Sep 5, 2020
Aug 3, 2020
Renewing Democracy for Today
RDI Board Chairman Garry Kasparov and Executive Director Uriel Epshtein discuss authoritarian regimes usurping democracy across the globe.
The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner
Jul 6, 2020
Conversation Across Divides
The New York Jewish Week profiles Executive Director Uriel Epshtein as a member of their 36 under 36.
The New York Jewish Week
May 26, 2020
Meet the Reformer: Uriel Epshtein
The Fulcrum interviews Executive Director Uriel Epshtein about his background, RDI’s mission, and how to promote American democracy.
Mar 27, 2020
Authoritarianism Breeds Pandemics
RDI Board Chairman Garry Kasparov appears on the Michael Smerconish Program to talk about how authoritarianism facilitates pandemics such as COVID-19.
Mar 25, 2020
A Conversation on Preserving Democracy
RDI Board Chairman Garry Kasparov talks with Gerry Baker about why he founded The Renew Democracy Initiative.
WSJ At Large
Jan 10, 2020
It seems US ‘has no plan’ for Middle East
Chairman Garry Kasparov joins Fox Business to discuss tensions between the United States and Iran.
January 10, 2020